How many times have you done this: you’re out doing some holiday shopping and you come across something you absolutely love. “Well,” you say to yourself, “I’ll just buy this as a gift to myself.” Some people even buy their own gifts, wrap them, and put them under the tree and act surprised on Christmas morning when they see what “Santa” has brought them. Being your own Santa isn’t anything to be ashamed of, though. There are a number of reasons for doing it, and being your own Santa is very easy.
Sometimes, couples will actually agree to buy gifts together instead of purchasing things for each other and keeping them a secret until Christmas. For example, they might decide together that they need to buy a new car or purchase a new large appliance for their home. Other couples might decide to take a vacation together and count that as their Christmas gift to each other. Some even decide to set aside a certain amount of money for each to spend on themselves.
Being your own Santa doesn’t mean you have to wrap up your gifts or anything like that. Simply set aside some money to treat yourself with this holiday season. Don’t worry about what others think. Yes, some people who act as their own Santa don’t have a huge number of friends or relatives from whom they receive gifts. Others, though, have huge families, but they still like the idea of playing Santa for themselves when they see something they like.
One fun way of being your own Santa is to send yourself a lovely Christmas bouquet in Washington, D.C. You can even use it as part of your holiday décor if you need a reason to justify sending it to yourself!